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One Season in the Sun

Joe Schuster (Author)

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One Season in the Sun

by Joe Schuster

The history of baseball is filled with forgotten names: players who are good enough to reach the top of the sport but who, for any number of reasons, land at the edges of the game. Some spend a week or two in the major leagues and then disappear back into the minors. Many leave the sport for good. Still, for an afternoon, a week, or a couple of months, these men stood on the field alongside the best players in The Show. Here are gripping stories of their brief moments in the sun.

About the Author

Joe Schuster teaches at Webster University. His short fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, and The Missouri Review, among others, and his articles have been published in USA Today, St. Louis Post Dispatch and the revered, retired Sport. His novel The Might-Have Beens was published 2012.

“Surely (Joe Schuster’s novel) The Might-Have-Been is destined to join the ranks of transcendent baseball novels.”

–Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls

“Far from being just about baseball, The Might-Have-Been is about the persistence of ambition and dreams in both sports and civilian life. This is a very telling novel about American pastimes and American identities, well worth reading.”

–Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

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